|AUTHOR: Jenna Burtenshaw |
SERIES: Secrets of Wintercraft, book 1
PUBLICATION DATE: June 21, 2011 (originally published May 13, 2010)
SOURCE: My library
RECOMMENDED FOR: MS boys, girls who like fantasy
OVERALL RATING: Neutral opinion, 2 out of 5 stars
WHAT I LIKED: The story has some untapped potential.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: I am stuck in a major reading rut lately. With the exception of Fat Cat by Robin Brande, the past several weeks have been full of mediocre reading selections. While I was at first excited about Shadowcry, the tell-don't-show writing style and minimal dialogue made it difficult for me to connect with the characters. Silas is the only character I had any connection with whatsoever, and he is supposed to be the evil guy. I hardly knew anything about Kate or Edgar or Artemis; they remained flat and lackluster throughout the story. In an effort to just finish already, I ended up skimming the last quarter of the story.
- Language: none
- Sexuality: none
- Violence: murder and nefarious spirits
- Drugs/Alcohol: none